CME Group Cares Weekends will benefit Wounded Warrior Project and Bright Pink
May 12, 2016 - DAYTONA BEACH, FL: CME Group and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today they are expanding the Race to the CME Globe weekend charitable program to include Bright Pink, a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
Bright Pink joins Wounded Warriors Project® (WWP) in the expanded partnership, which will now be called the CME Group Cares Weekend (#Eagles4CMECares).
“We are honored to join CME Group and the LPGA in this exciting partnership,” said Bright Pink Founder and CEO Lindsay Avner. “Together, our impact will be unmatched and we will teach thousands of young women to take action and be proactive with their breast and ovarian health.”
“We are proud to partner with Bright Pink to help educate and raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer,” said Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman and President. “We have had the privilege of working with Bright Pink through an employee wellness and matching gift program started last year and look forward to continuing our partnership with them.”
Eagles on the weekend are still worth $1k during the regular season and $5k during the CME Group Tour Championship. The money raised will go towards a charitable pool, which currently stands at 125 eagles totaling $125,000, and will be split evenly between WWP and Bright Pink at the end of the 2016 LPGA season. Representatives from Bright Pink and Wounded Warrior Project will be on hand Sunday of the CME Group Tour Championship for a check presentation.